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“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a Unicorn.”

This simple thought has always charmed me and it came to mind this weekend, as I viewed the magical images of Saut Hermès on Instagram. Hermès has mastered the art of being itself and a unicorn!

Hermès, as a brand, is consistently genuine and true to their heritage, while infusing imagination, whimsy and grace in all things. The Saut Hermès riding exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris this weekend is just one of many meaningful brand experiences (and a top level show jumping competition) that is a magnificent example of this. Witnessing “Metamorphosis”, a choreography by Bartabas with the Equestrian Arts Academy of Versailles, would have been an exquisite wonder to behold as much as the competition itself.

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Koto Bolofo , Hermès: La Maison, Hermès, Horses, Saddles, Kelly Bag, Clothes, Perfume, Bugatti, Gardens, Specialties, Scarves, Silk, John Lob, and La Collection, Luxury, Photography, Inspiration, Storytelling

Heritage and craftsmanship are what define luxury, but it is the often a story that truly captivates the imagination. Koto Bolofo has most certainly succeeded in achieving this with his book “Hermès: La Maison”. Over the course of 8 years he was granted unprecedented access to create 11 separate volumes documenting the 11 different ateliers of Hermès: Horses, Saddles, Kelly Bag, Clothes, Perfume, Bugatti, Gardens, Specialties, Scarves/Silk, John Lob, and La Collection. Humbly equipped with a film camera (presumably Bronica), tripod, cable release, and devotion, he beautifully captured the creation of luxury.

Of course for those curious minds, there is a riveting story of how Koto Bolofo convinced the late Jean-Louis Dumas on the merits of the project…

http://www.steidlville.com/books/971-La-Maison.html